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Concert Review: Majid Jordan

Concert Review: Majid Jordan

The world met Majid Al Maskati on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Sept. 20, 2013, but probably forgot about him an hour later. He sang backup vocals for Drake, one of the biggest hip-hop stars on the planet, on their collaboration “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” The song was one[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 0 comments The Guide

Recent and Upcoming Music Releases

Recent Releases ‘Lemonade’ — Beyonce This surprise release took the music world by storm with hints at Jay-Z’s infidelity and an outstanding vocal performance by Queen B. Released alongside an hour-long short film, “Lemonade” serves as a soundtrack of pain, regret, confusion and, most of all, triumph. Venturing from soul to[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide
SMITH: The Cost of Being Clouded by Profit

SMITH: The Cost of Being Clouded by Profit

For nearly a decade, audio distribution service SoundCloud has struggled to make money. With the late March launch of SoundCloud Go, a paid service offering access to premium content and features, the music streaming website hopes to bring in revenue after widespread warnings about the dangers of not having done[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

ALBUM: ‘Mind of Mine’

To leave a boy band because of creative differences is one of pop music’s most tired cliches. But in the case of Zayn Malik, there might be no example more warranted. Videos of old One Direction concerts show a disengaged Zayn, relegated to the background except for a few impressive[Read More…]

SMITH: What Yeezy Taught Me About Failure

SMITH: What Yeezy Taught Me About Failure

“I specifically ordered Persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple Persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh.” Posted July 29, 2010, this absurd remark is exactly what most would expect from self-proclaimed genius Kanye West’s Twitter account. Widely regarded as an egotistical maniac, West’s[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
Kendrick Lamar played a 15-song set and an encore at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday night, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

Compton Meets Classical

Kendrick Lamar does not have a winning track record when it comes to recognition from established, prestigious and predominantly white institutions. At the 56th Grammy Awards in 2014, his modern day classic “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” was snubbed for Best Rap Album in favor of Macklemore’s “The Heist,” drawing widespread[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘What a Time to Be Alive’

Album Review: ‘What a Time to Be Alive’

★★★☆☆ With a title as hype-inducing as “What a Time to Be Alive,” Drake and Future’s mixtape was set to fan the flames of an already scorching year for hip-hop. With three months still to go, 2015 has already seen releases from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) delivered the commencement address for the McCourt School of Public Policy on Thursday, receiving an honorary doctorate. Commencement ceremonies for the undergraduate and graduate schools continue through Sunday.

Speakers Offer Rich Policy Experience

The university announced the speakers for the 2015 commencement ceremonies, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, journalist Charlie Rose, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and global mental health expert Vikram Patel, on May 4. The ceremonies began Thursday with the McCourt School of Public Policy hosting Rep. John Lewis[Read More…]

by May 15, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Album Review: ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Album Review: ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

★★★★☆ “Somewhere between I want it and I got it,” Drake told us on his last album “Nothing Was the Same.” His success is a hybrid, established and unfinished, embodied by his signature methodology of blending traditional rap cadences with melodic crooning. It is the ambiguity surrounding this release that[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, The Guide